Issues: Judiciary

Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Room 124 CAP

March 24, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Confirmed Reappointments to the New York State Court of Claims

Gerald W. Connolly, Jr. of Watervliet

Daniel P. Conviser of Manhattan

Matthew J. D’Emic of Brooklyn

Walter Books DeBow of Saratoga Springs

Vincent M. DelGiudice of Brooklyn

Jeffrey A. Goodstein of Rockville Centre

Richard C. Kloch, Sr. of North Tonawanda

Lawrence K. Marks of New York City

Christopher J. McCarthy of Albany

Kimberly A. O’Connor of Albany

Richard M. Platkin of Albany

Stephen J. Rooney of Staten Island

Catherine C. Schaewe of Binghamton

Timothy J. Walker of Buffalo

Henry F. Zwack of Stephentown

March 17, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Room 124 CAP

March 17, 11:00 AM - 11:49 AM
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary  Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair  11:30 AM, Wednesday, February 25, 2015  Room 510 LOB

February 25, 11:30 AM - 11:35 AM
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Public Hearing: Hearing for Court of Appeals Nominees Judge Leslie Stein and Judge Eugene Fahey

Senate Standing Committee on JudiciaryChair: Senator John J. BonacicPublic Hearing: Hearing for Court of Appeals Nominees Judge Leslie Stein andJudge Eugene FaheyPlace: Room 124, New York State Capitol Building, Albany, New YorkTime: 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.Contact: Jessica Cherry (518) 455-3181Media Contact: Conor Gillis (518) 455-3181ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

February 9, 12:00 PM - 12:10 PM
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary  Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair  12:15 PM, Monday, February 9, 2015  Room 124 CAP

February 9, 12:15 PM - 1:23 PM
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Senator Gallivan Attends First Hearing on Police Safety & Public Protection

The New York State Senate Wednesday held the first in a series of public hearings to provide a thorough review of issues affecting the safety of law enforcement and the public in New York City.

February 4, 2015
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Senator Bonacic addresses the New York State Bar Association's 2015 Annual Meeting

Senator Bonacic had the opportunity to address the New York State Bar Association 2015 Annual Meeting in New York City. He was joined by hundreds of members of the legal profession and had the opportunity to lead a discussion on casino gaming in New York State

February 2, 2015
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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Statement by Sen. Brad Hoylman on A.G. Schneiderman’s Request for an Executive Order Allowing Him to Investigate Cases Involving Unarmed Civilians Killed By Police Officers

State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) today released the following statement regarding Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s request for an executive order that would allow the Office of the Attorney General to investigate and, if necessary, prosecute cases involving unarmed civilians killed by police officers.“A local grand jury’s failure to bring an indictment after the tragic death of Eric Garner has highlighted serious flaws in our judicial process. An executive order appointing Attorney General Schneiderman as a special prosecutor in future criminal proceedings brought against police officers would help ensure independence and integrity in our criminal justice system.  I wholeheartedly support it.”

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December 8, 2014
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Senate Gives Final Passage to Bill Adding 25 New Family Court Judges

The New York State Senate gave final legislative passage to legislation (S7883), sponsored by Senator John Bonacic (R-C-I, Mount Hope), that would help alleviate a backlog of cases in the state’s family courts by creating 25 new family court judgeships.

June 26, 2014
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Legislative Notebook: State Initiatives of Interest to Veterans

Here is a partial listing of bills I have supported this session to aid New York’s former servicemen and servicewomen. These initiatives will now go to Governor Cuomo for final action.

-- Legislation I co-sponsored was passed by both houses (S.7839, first introduced as S.4714)) to extend the Military Service Credit Law of 2000 to all veterans who have served in the military. Right now, public employees who served in the armed forces may purchase up to three years of pension credit only if their military service occurred during specified conflicts. This measure will expand this opportunity to public employee veterans who also served their country in peacetime.

June 26, 2014
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Bill adds Franklin and Warren County Family Court Judgeships

Senator Betty Little lauded passage of legislation in the New York State Senate today that adds 25 new Family Court judgeships including in Franklin and Warren counties.  The measure  passed the Assembly on Thursday, June 19.  

This year’s State Budget provided $5 million to add judgeships to address increasing family court caseloads, but a decision was not made at the time of budget adoption regarding which counties would qualify for the new posts. 

June 20, 2014
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Senate Gives Final Passage to Bill Adding 25 New Family Court Judges

The New York State Senate gave final legislative passage today to legislation (S7883), sponsored by Senator John Bonacic (R-C-I, Mount Hope), that would help alleviate a backlog of cases in the state’s family courts by creating 25

June 20, 2014
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SENATOR VALESKY, MEMBERS OF SENATE’S JOINT TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION RELEASE REPORT AND LEGISLATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), a member of the Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction today joined colleagues in releasing a report summarizing the findings of statewide forums held to examine the issues surrounding the increase in drug abuse, addiction and drug-related crimes in New York. The report includes a comprehensive package of bills recommended for action this legislative session that target prevention, treatment, and enforcement issues raised during extensive testimony provided by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers. 

May 28, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Room 123 CAP

May 13, 11:30 AM - 11:46 PM
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, May 6, 2014 123 CAP

May 6, 11:30 AM - 11:36 AM
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Room 123 CAP

April 29, 11:30 AM - 11:41 AM
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